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Full text of "Journal of the proceedings of the General Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the (late) Confederate States of America : held in St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Ga., the 8th, 9th and 10th of Nov., in the year of our Lord, 1865"

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ROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IN TIIK (late) 



CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, 



St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Ga., 



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ORDER 

OF THE 

SECRETARY OF THE HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 



Section I. — A Secretary shall be chosen at every General Council, 
by ballot, by a majority of the voters, after viva voce nominations. If 
but one person is nominated, the balloting shall be dispensed with. 
The Secretary shall continue in office until the meeting of the next 
General Council, and until his successor is chosen. He shall attend at 
the time and place appointed for the meeting of the General Council ; 
shall receive the testimonials of those who shall there attend as mem- 
bers of the House of Deputies ; shall record the names of those who 
present testimonials ; and when such list is made, shall take the votes 
of those named in it for a Tresidcnt. The insertion, by the Secretary, 
in the list so made by him, of the name of any person who has pre- 
sented a testimonial of his appointment as a Deputy, shall be prima 
facie evidence of the right of such person to a seat ; but as soon as the 
House is duty organized, a Committee on Elections shall be appointed, 
to whom the testimonials of all those claiming to be members shall be 
referred. 

The Secretary shall keep full minutes of the proceedings of the House ; 
transcribe them with all Keports into a book provided for that purpose ; 
preserve the Journal and Records of the House ; deliver them to hig 
successor, and perform such other duties as may be directed or assigned 
to him by the House. He may, with the approbation of the House, 
appoint an Assistant Secretary. If, during the recess of the General 
Council, a vacancy should occur in the office of Secretary, the duties 
thereof shall devolve upon the Assistant Secretary, if there be one ; if 
not, or if the Assistant Secretary shall die or resign, a Secretary shall 
be appointed by the Standing Committee of the Diocese in which the 
next General Council is to meet. 

Section II.— In order to aid the Secretary in preparing the list speci- 
fied in the preceding section, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the 
Council of every Diocese, to forward to him, as soon as may be prac- 
ticable, a copy of the Journal of the Diocesan Council, together with a 
certified copy of the testimonials of members aforesaid. 



JOURNAL 



dF THX 



P R C E E.D.IJG S' 



OF THI 



GENERAL COFNCIIi 



OF THE 



PROTESTAIT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IN THE (L-A-TE) 



CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, 



St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Ga., 



The 8th* 9th and 10th of Nov., in the Year of our Lord, 1865. 



AUGUSTA, GA. : 

3. a. PUQHB, BOOK & JOB PRINTER, CORNER BBOAD & MCINTOSH 8TRBBTS. 

1866. 



JOUENAL 

OP THE 

HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 



:pirst r>.A."2"»s sessioist, 

Augusta, Ga., Nov. 8th, 1865. 

This being the time and place appointed for the Second 
Triennial Meeting of the General Council of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in the (late) Confederate States, the 
opening Services were held in St. Paul's Church. 

Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. Paul Trapier, of 
the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Rev. C. P. McRae, of 
the Diocese of Georgia, the Right Rev. Stephen Elliott, 
D. D., the Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia and Presiding 
Bishop, pronouncing the Declaration of Absolution. 

The 107th of the Psalms in metre was announced by the 
Rev. W. H. Clarke, of Georgia, and sung by the choir and 
congregation. The Right Rev. R. H. Wilmer, D. D., Bishop 
of the Diocese of Alabama, proceeded with the Ante-Com- 
munion service; the Right Rev. W. M. Green, D. D., Bishop 
of the Diocese of Mississippi, reading the Epistle, and the 
Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Vir- 
ginia, the Gospel. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Presiding 
Bishop, assisted by the Right Rev. Drs. John&, Green and 
Wilmer. 

After Divine Service, the testimonials of members elect of 



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6 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [ist Day 

the Ilouse o^ Depaii^s were i*eceived by the Rev. JohD M. 
Mitchell, Secretory of tbe , Ito.il8b of Deputies of the last 
General Coui;ci;l, and; th>3 Koll called by him accordintr to 
the following, list" of /Pepwti^&, tO-wit : 



•VIRGIlSriuA.. 



CLERICAL. 

Rev. Charles W. Andrews, D. D. 
Rev. Philip Slaughter, 
Rev. George H. Norton. 

Alternafes. 
Rev. Joshua Peterkin, D. D. 
Rev. Charles Minnegerode, D. D. 
Rev. William Sparrow, D. D. 



LAT. 

Mr. Philip TVilliams. 
Mr. N. H. Massie. 
Mr. N. B. Meade. 

Alfernaiea. 
Mr. Hugh Pendleton. 
Mr. James Gait. 
Mr. David Funsten. 



SOTJTII C-AwROI-.I3Sr-A.. 



CLKRICAL. 

Rev. C. Hanckel, D. D. 
Rev. Paul Trapier. 
Rev. C. C. Pinckney. 

Alternates. 
Rev. P. J. Shand. 
Rev. C. P. Gadsden. 
Rev. J. S. Kidney. 



LAT. 

Mr. J. K- Sass. 

Mr. Edward McCrady. 

Mr. J. J. Pringle Smith. 

Alternates. 
Mr. George A. Trenholm. 
Mr. John A. Calhoun. 
Mr. H. D. Lesosne. 



OEORGHA.. 



CLERICAL. 

Rev. Cameron F. McRae. 
Rev. W. H. Harison. 
Rev. John D. Easter. 

Alternates. 
Rev. Charles H. Coley. 
Rev. W. II. Clarke. 
Rev. H. K. Rees. 



LAT. 

Mr. L. N. Whittle. 
Mr. Charles J. Jenkins, 
Mr. George A. Gordon. 
Alternates. 
Mr. Daniel Griffin. 
Dr. R. D. Moore. 
Mr. P. M. Nightingale. 



j^i-,jf^:HJi>^is^j^. 



CLERICAL. 

Rev. J. M. Banister. 
Rev. H. N, Pierce, D. D. 
R«T. J. M. Mitchell. 

Alternates. 
Rev. R. A. Cobb. 
Rev. W. A. Stickney. 
R«T. J. A. MasEey, D. D. 



LAT. 

Mr. S. G. Jones. 
Mr. John D. Phelan. 
Mr. W. P. Bocock. 

AUem<U»».^ 
Mr. W. G. Jones. 
Mr. A. Benners. 
Mr. A. R. Bell. 



1865] HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 



I^ISSISSII'I^I. 



CLEniCAL. 

Rev. W. C. Crane. 
Rev. T. S. Savage. 
Rev. J. T. Pickett. 

Alternates. 
Rev. B. M. Miller. 
Rev. Benjamin Ilalsted. 
Rev. W. k. Douglas. 



LAY. 

Mr. William MeWillia. 
Mr. llicbard Evans. 
Mr. T. C. Tupper. 

KltervateH. 
Mr. William Hemingway. 
Mr. T. E. B. Pegues. 
Mr. John Duncan." 



The following answered to their names, to-wit : 

CLERICAL DEPUTIES. 

Virginia.— 'Kqy, C. W. Andrews, D. D.; Rev. Philip Slaughter; Rev. George 
H. Norton. 

South Carolina.— Rev. Paul Trapicr; Rev. C. C. Pinckney. 

Georgia. — Rev. Cameron F. McRae ; Rev. Jahn D. Easter j Rev. William H; 
€larke. 

Alabama.— Hey. J. M. Banister ; Rev. Henry N. Pierce, D. D. j Rev. John 
M. Mitchell. 

Mississippi. — Rev. J. T. Pickett. 



LAY DEPUTIES. 

Virginia.— Mr. N. H. Massie ; Mr. N. B. Meade ; Mr. Hugh Pendleton. 
Georgia. — Dr. R. D. Moore. 
Alabama. — Mr. John D. Phelan. 

Eepresentations from a majority of the Dioceses compos, 
ing the General Council being found present, and the Secre- 
tary having taken the votes of the Deputies, the Kev. Philip 
Slaughter, of the Diocese of Virginia, was declared duly and 
unanimously elected President of the House of Deputies. 

The Kev. Mr. Slaughter having declined to preside because 
of physical disability, the Eev. C. C. Pinckney, of the Dio- 
cese of South Carolina, was then elected, also unanimously, 
and was conducted to the Chair by the Rev. P. Slaughter 
and the Rev. Mr. Trapier. 

The Rev. J. M. Mitchell, of Alabama, was then elected 
Secretary, viva voce, there being no other nominee, and, with 



8 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [ist Day 

the approbation of the House, appointed the Eev. J. T. 
Pickett, of Mississippi, Assistant Secretary. 

On motion : 

Retolvcd, That the Rev. W. H. Clarke be a Committee to inform the House of 
Bishops that the House of Deputies has organized by the ©lection of the Rev. 
C. C. Pinckney, President, and the Rev. J. M. Mitchell, Secretary. 

The following message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 1.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has organized, 
and elected the Rev. W. H. Hanson, of Georgia, Secretary. 

On motion, the President appointed the Eev. Messrs. 
Trapier and Slaughter a Committee to examine the cre- 
dentials of the Deputies-elect. 

The Committee having attended to the duty assigned to 
them, reported, that the credentials referred to them were 
all in due form, and duly attested the election of the Depu- 
ties, Clerical and Lay, whose names appear on the list made 
and recorded by the Secretary. 

On motion of Rev. Mr. Trapier : 

Resolved, That the President appoint, during recess, the following Standing 
Committees, to-wit: On the State of the Church, to consist of one Deputy from 
each Diocese ; On Canons, to consist of three Clergymen and three Laymen ; 
On the Bible and Prayer Book, to consist of three Clergymen and three Lay- 
men ; and On Miasiona, On the Admiation of New Dioceaea, On the Conaecration 
of Biahops, On Expenaea, and On Electiona, to consist of three members etch. 

On motion of the same : 

Resolved, That Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church, not members 
•f this body, and candidates for Orders, be admitted to the sittings of this 
House. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Andrews : 

Rtaolvcd, That a Committee be appointed to consider and report upon the 
relations which the Dioceses associated in this General Council may hereafter 
•ustain to this Council and to "Tbo Protestant Episcopal Chiftch in the United 
States.' 



1865] HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 9 

The President appointed on tiiis Committee the Eev. Dr, 
Andrews, Rev. Messrs. Trapier and Pickett, and Messrs. 
Phelan and Moore. 

On motion : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring, That the daily seasiona of this 
*^ouncil be commenced at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

On motion : 

Resolved, That the Rules of Order adopted by the House of Deputies, in 1862, 
be the Rules «f Order of this House. 

The following messages were received from the House of 
Bishops ; 

[Message No. 2.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has concurred 
in the Resolution of the House of Deputies, appointing 10 o'clock as the hour of 
commencing the daily sessions of this Council. 

[Message No. 3.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed th© 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, The House of Deputies concurring, That a Committee of Conference 
be appointed to prepare matters for the consideration of this Council. 
And has appointed, on the part of this House, the Presiding Bishop. 

On motion : 

Resolved, That this House concur in the resolution of the House of Bishops, 
eommunicated in Message No. 3, and that the Committee, on the part of this 
House, be the Committee appointed to consider and report upon the relations 
which the Dioceses associated in this Council may hereafter sustain to this 
Council and to " The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States." 

On motion, the House then adjourned. 



10 JOURN'AL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [ist Day 



SECOXnTID IDJ^^Z-'S SESSIOISr. 

St. Paul's Church, ) 
Augusta, Ga., Nov. 9th, 1865. f 

House met pursuant to adjournment. 

Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. President and the 
Eev. \y. H. Clarke. 

On the call of the Roll, the same members were found 
present as on yesterday, with the addition of Mr. Edward 
McCrady, Lay Deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina 

The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and 
confirmed. 

The President announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees, to-wit : 

Committee on the State of the Church : 

Rev. PHILIP SLAUGHTER. 
Rev. PAUL TRAPIER. 
Rev. C. F. McRAE. 
Rev. H. N. PIERCE, D. D. 
Rev. J. T. PICKETT. 

Committee on Canons: 

Rev. PAUL TRAPIER. 
Rev. W. H. CLARKE. 
Rev. J. M. BANISTER. 
Mr. N. H. MASSIE. 
Mr. JOHN D. PHELAN. 
Dr. R. D. MOORE. 

Committee on- the Bible and Prayer Book : 

Rev. CHARLES W. ANDREWS, D. D. 

Rev. JOHN D. EASTER. 

Rev. GEORGE H. NORTON. 

Mr. HUGH N. PENDLETON 

Mr. N. B, MEADE. 

Dr. R. D. MOORE. 



1865] HOUSE OP DEPUTIES. 11 



Committee on Missions : 

Eev. H. N. PIERCE, D. D. 
Kev. C. W. ANDEEWS, B. D. 
Mr. N. H. MASSIE. 

Committee on Admission of New Dioceses : 

Kev. CAMERON R McRAE. 
Mr. EDWARD McCRADY. 
Mr. JOHN D. PHELAN. 

Committee on the Consecration of Bishops: 

Rev. JOHN M. MITCHELL. 
Mr. H. N. PENDLETON. 
Mr. EDWARD McCRADY. 

Committee on Expenses: 

Dr. R. D. MOORE. 
Mr. J. D. PHELAN. 
Mr. N. H. MASSIE. 

Committee on Elections: 

Eev. W. H. CLARKE. 
Eev. J. M. BANISTER. 
Mr. N. B. MEADE. 

The Committee of Conference to prepare matters for the 
action of this Council made the following 



Whbrbxs, The eeveral Dioceses, which we, as Bishops and Deputies r«pr««ent 
*X this CouHcil, were compelled, from political necessity, to separate from the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and did decide, upon groundi 
■auctioned by Holy Scripture and Primitive Antiquity, to unite together, and 
adopt for their better goyernment and more convenient action, a Constitution 
and Code of Canons, and did meet in pursuance of that Constitution, in Gen- 
eral Council, in November, 1862 ; and 

Whereas, This Church, so organized, although arising out of political nece»- 
lity, was from that time a duly organized branch of the One Catholic and Apos- 
tolic Church, and may of right so continue to be, or may, through the action of 
its several Diocesan Councils, form any other Synodical association ; and 



12 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [2d Day 

Whcrcnfi, In the opinion of several of the Dioceses, which co-operated in the 
formation of this independent branch of the Church Catholic, the political 
necessity which caused its arrangement no longer exists; and 

mtcrcns, The spirit of charity which prevailed in the proceedings of the 
General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, at 
its late session in Philadelphia, has warmly commended itself to the hearts of 
this Council ; therefore, 

Resolved, I. That, in the judgment of this Council, it is perfectly consistent 
with the good faith which she owes to the Bishops and Dioceses with which she 
has been in uniou since 1862, for any Diocese to decide for herself whether she 
shall any longer continue in union with this Council. 

II. That two or more Dioceses, if preferring to remain in their present rela- 
tions to each other, will, in our judgment, be entitled to be regarded as a legiti- 
mate branch of the Church Catholic, and to all the tokens *of fraternal inter- 
communion ; and shall be known as the Protestant Episcopal Church of the 
Aisociated Dioceses in the United States- 

III. That it be recommend 3d, that wherever the word Confederate occurs in 
the Standards of this Church, the word United be substituted therefor. 

IV. That inasmuch as the change recommended in the preceding Resolution 
(being a change in the Prayer Book) cannot be legally completed until the next 
meeting of this Council, under the circumstances it should, in the meantime* 
have the force of law. 

V. That each Diocese now in connection with this Council shall be governed 
by the Constitution and Canons thereof, until such time as it shall have declared 
its withdrawal therefrom, as hereinafter provided for. 

VI. That whenever any Diocese shall determine to withdraw from this Eccle- 
siastical Confederation, such withdrawal shall be considered as daly accom- 
plished when an official notice, signed by the Bish»p and Secretary of such 
Diocese, shall have been given to the Bishops of the Dioceses remaining in 
connection with this Council. 

(Signed) STEPHEN ELLIOTT, 

From the- Committee of the House of Bishopt, 

C. W. ANDREWS, 

Of the Committee of the Home of Deputiu. 

The Committee reported, also, the following resolution, 
to-wit : 

Resolved, That while we advise the change of the word " Confederate " to 
that of "United" whore it occurs in the Prayer Book, wo recommend that a 
Joint Committee bo appointed by this Council to enter its solemn protest against 
those Military Orders by which Churches have been closed and Clergymen 
ordered to bo suspended from their functions, because they could not use certain 
Prayers under the dictation of tho Military Authority. 

(Signed) STEPHEN ELLIOTT, 

Chairman of the Committee of the House of Bishopt, 
C. W. ANDREWS, 
Chairman of iht Committee on the part of the House of BsputtH. 



1865] HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 13 

Mr. McCrady moved that the Report bo printed for the 
use of the House. Lost. 

The Rev. Dr. Pierce ofiPered the following : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring, That this Council go into a Joint 
Committee of the Whole to consider tho Report of the Committee of Conference 
to prepare matters for the action of this Council. 

On motion of Mr. N. H. Massie, said resolution was laid 
on the table. 

The following message was received from the House of 

Bishops : 

[Message No. 4.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has adopted th« 
Report and Resolutions of the Joint Committee appointed to prepare matters 
for the action of this Council, with the following amendments : 

1. In the first paragraph of the Preamble (2d line), by striking out the 
words " compelled from," and inserting the words " impelled by." 

2. And, after the word "separate," in the same line, adding the words, 
"in a legislative capacity." 

8. By striking out the second Resolution, and substituting the following 
therefor : 

" II. That any Dioceses, preferring to remain in their present relations to 
•ach other, have, in the opinion of this Council, a right so to do by virtue Of 
their Diocesan independency, and their action should be concluded by their own 
wise judgment, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God and the custom 
of the Primitive Church." 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Norton : 

Resolved, That this House concur in the first amendment of the House d 
Bishops to the Report of the Joint Committee to prepare matters for the action 
of this Council, as conveyed to it in Message No. 4. 

On motion of the same : 

Resolved, That this House concur in the second amendment of said Report* 
as conveyed in the same Message. 

On motion of the same : 

Resolved, That this House non-concur in the third amendment of said Report 
as conveyed to it in the same Message. 

On motion,"the House took a recess till 5J o'clock; P. M. 



14 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL [2d Day 



EVENING SESSION. 

On motioiij the House adopted the first of the resolutions 
contained in the Report of the Committee of Conference. 

The Rev. Mr. Mitchell offered the following as a substitute 
for the second of the resolutions contained in said Report, 
to-wit : 

11. That if any number of the Dioceses composing this Ecclesiastical Organi. 
zatioD, in the exercise of their Diocesan independency, shall prefer to maintain 
?aid Organization, they will not thereby, in the judgment of this Council, for- 
feit their claim to fraternal inter-communion as a branch of the Church Catholic 

The following message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 5.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That while we advise the change of the word " Confederate" to that 
of "United" where it occurs in the Prayer Book, we recommend that a Joint 
Committee be appointed by this Council to enter its solemn Protest against those 
Military Orders by which Churches have been closed, and Clergymen ordered to 
be suspended from their functions because they could not use certain prayers 
under the dictation of the Military Authority. 

A vote by Dioceses and Orders was called for on the pro- 
posed substitute for Resolution II., contained in the Report 
of the Committee of Conference, which vote was as follows : 

On the 'part of the Clergy : ■ 
Ayes. — Virginia and South Carolina, 2. 
Noes. — Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama, 3. 

On the part of the Laity: 

Ayes.— Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama and Missis- 
sippi, 4. 



1865] HOUSE of deputies. 15 

The President declared the substitute lost by the non] 
concurrence of the two Orders. 

On motion of Mr. Pheltin, Resolution II. was amended by 
striking out all after the word " inter-communion." 

A vote by Dioceses and Orders was then called for, on the 
adoption of Resolution II., as thus amended, and resulted as 
follows : 

On the part of the Clergy: 

Ayes. — Virginia and South Carolina, 2. 

Noes. — Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, 3. 
On the part of the Laity: 

Ayes. — Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, 4. 

The President declared the resolution lost by the non- 
concurrence of the two Orders. 

By consent of the House, Resolutions III. and IV. were 
passed over for the present, and 

On motion, Resolution V. was then adopted. 

On motion. Resolution VI. was adopted. 

On motion, Resolution III. was then adopted. 

On motion of Mr. Phelan, Resolution IV. was amended 
by adding the following words: "In any Diocese, when 
approved by its Bishop or Diocesan Council." 

On motion of the same. Resolution IV., thus amended, 
was adopted. 

On motion : 

Ordered, That the numbering of the Resolutions in the Report be altered to 
conform to the non-adoption of Resolution II. 

On motion, in each of the first two places where the words 
"political necessity" occur in the Preamble contained in 
the Report, the word "necessity" was stricken out, and 
the word "events" was inserted. 

On motion, in the third place, where the words " political 
necessity " occur in said Preamble, they were stricken out, 
and the word "exigency" was inserted. 

On motion, the Preamble, so amended, was then adopted- 



16 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL [2d Day 

On motion, the Eeport and Resolutions of the Committee 
of Conference, as amended, were adoj^ted unanimously, and 
sent to the Uouse of Bishops for its concurrence in the 
amendments adopted by the House of Deputies. 

On motion, the House concurred in the adoption of the 
Resolution to appoint a Joint Committee to protest against 
certain Military Orders, as conveyed to it in M^eesage No. 5 
of the House of Bishops. 

On motion of Mr. Massie: 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring, That the nest regular meetiag of 
the General Council of this Church be held in Richmond, Va, 

On motion of Rev. Mr. Trapier : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring^ That Article V. of the Constitu- 
tion of this Church be adopted, as amended, on page 89 of the Journal of the 
General Council of 1862, to-wit : 

"Article V.— Every Diocesan Council shall be composed of the Bishop, or 
Bishops, of the Diocese, and of such other Clergymen and such lay representa- 
tion as shall be determined by the Constitution thereof." 

On motion of Mr. Massie : 

Resolved, That the House elect one Clergyman and one Layman to fill tha 
vacancies in the Joint Committee on the Prayer Book, on the part of this House, 
appointed by the General Council in 1862. 

Whereupon the House elected the Rev. Charles W. An- 
drews, D. D., and Mr. N. H. Massie. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops: 

[Message No. 6.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That this House concurs in the Amendments of the House of Depu- 
ties to the Report of the Joint Committee, as conveyed to this House in Message 
No. 5 of the House of Deputies. 

So the Report of the Committee of Conference appointed 
to prepare matters for the consideration of this Council, as 
amended and finall}^ adopted by the concurrent action of 
the two Houses, reads as follows : 

Whkukas, The several Dioceses, which we, as Bishops and Deputies represent 
at this Council, were impelled by political events to separate, in a legislative 
capacity, from tho Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and did 



1865] HOUSE OP DEPUTIES. lY 

decide, upon grounds sanctioned by Holy Scripture and Primitive Antiquity, t<. 
unite together and adopt, for tlieir better government and more convenient ac- 
tion, a Constitution and Code of Canons, and did meet, in pursuance of that 
Constitution, in General Council, in November. 1862 ; and 

Whereas, This Church, so organized, although arising out of politieal events, 
was from that time a duly organized branch of the One Catholic and Apostolic 
Church, and may of right so continue to bo, or may, through the action of its 
several Diocesan Councils, form any other Synodical association ; and 

Whereas, In the opinion of several of the Dioceses which co-operated in the 
formation of this independent branch of the Church Catholic, the exigency 
which caused its arrangement no longer exists ; and 

Whereas, The spirit of charity which prevailed in the proceedings of the 
General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, at 
its late session in Philadelphia, has warmly commended itself to the hearts of 
this Council ; therefore. 

Resolved, I. That, in the judgment of this Council, it is perfectly consistent 
with the good faith which she owes to the Bishops and Dioceses with which she 
has been in union since 1S62, for any Diocese to decide for herself whether she 
shall any longer continue in union with this Council. 

II. That it be recommended that wherever the word " Confederate" occurs 
in the Standards of this Church, the word "United " be substituted therefor. 

III. That inasmuch as the change recommended in the preceding Resolution 
(being a change in the Prayer Book) cannot be legally completed until the next 
meeting of this Council, under the circumstances it should, in the meantime, 
have the force of law in any Diocese, when approved by its Bishop or Diocesan 
Council. 

IV. That each Diocese now in connection with this Council shall be governed 
by the Constitution and Canons thereof, until such time as it shall have declared 
its withdrawal therefrom, as hereinafter provided for. 

V. That whenever any Diocese shall determine to withdraw from this Eccle- 
siastical Confederation, such withdrawal shall be considered as duly accom- 
plished when an official notice, signed by the Bishop and Secretary of such 
Diocese, shall have been given to the Bishops of the Dioceses remaining in 
connection with this Council. 

On motion, the House adjourned. 



18 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL [3d Day 



Augusta, Ga., Nov. 10th, 1865. 

After Morning Prayer, rend by the Rev. Mr. Banister of 
Alabama, and the Eov. Dr. Andrews of Virginia, the House 
met pursuant to adjournment. Present as on yesterday, 
except Eev. Messrs. SLaughter and Norton, and Messrs. 
Meade and Pendleton. 

The minutes of yesterday's proceedings were read and 
confirmed. 

The President announced the appointment of the Rev. 
Messrs. Trapier and McRae, and Mr. McCrady, as the mem- 
bers on the part of this House, of the Joint Committee to 
enter a Protest against certain Military Orders. 

The Committee on Expenses made the following Report, 
which, on motion, was adopted, to-wit : 

The Committee on Expenses beg leave to report that they have no facts before 
them to enable them to decide upon the amount of funds necessaij- to be raised, 
and do therefore recommend that the Secretary, when ho has ascertained the 
amount needed, apportion the same among the Dioceses as heretofore. 

(Signed) ' R. d, MOORE, 

Chairman. 

On motion, the House proceeded to the election of Treas- 
urer of the General Council. 

Whereupon, the House elected the Rev. J. M. Mitchell, of 
the Diocese of Alabauia. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Andrews : 

Jhsolved, That the thanks of this House be tendered to the Picctors and Con- 
gregations of the Churches in this city, and to the citizens, for their generous 
hospitality. 

On motion of the same : 

Ordered, That a copy of the Journal of this Council be sent to each of the 
Rectors and Vestrymen of the two Parishes in this city. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Mitchell : 

Betolved, The House of Lishops concurring, That a sufficient number of copies 
of the Journal of thij» Council be printed, under the direction of the Secre- 
taries thereof, to furnish Qvo copies to each Bishop and one copy to each Cler- 



1SG5] iiousi: OF deputies. 19 

gyman of this Churcb ; one to each Lay Deputy to this Council ; one to each 
of the Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States ; cue 
to the Secretary and one to the Standing Committee of each Diocese in tho 
United States; and to reserve one hundred copies for the further use of the 
(jieueral Council. 

On motion of Ecv. Mr. Trnpicr : 

Jlesolved, That a typographical error in Canon V., Title I., of the Canons, as 
printed in 1802, bo corrected by the omission of the words "Moral Philosophy 
and Rhetoric" from line 3d of ^ 1, of said Canon. 

On motion of Mr. Plielan, seconded by Eev. Mr. Trapier, 
and after warm and affectionate tributes to the memory of 
the late subject thereof, by them and by the Eev. President 
and Mr. McCrady, the House unanimously adopted the fol- 
lowing resolution, to-wit : 

Resolved, That, ■^. the death of Mr. Jacob K. Sass, late of Charleston, and 
Treasurer of this Council, since the last meeting of the Council, this Church 
has lost a valuable officer, while, as wc trust and believe, a true-Christian man, 
whose quiet and useful labors greatly endeared him to all of us, has " entered 
into his rest." 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 



[Message Ko. 7.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, The House of Deputies concurring, That a Joint Committee be ap- 
pointed to prepare resolutions expressive of the sense which this Council enter- 
tains of the loss which the Church has experienced by the lamented death of 
the late Right Rer. Leouidas Polk, D. D., and the late Right Rev. James H. 
Otey, D. D. 

And has appointed Bishops Johns, Green and Wilmer as the Committee ou 
the part of this^House. 

On motion, the House concurred in the adoption of the 
foregoing resolution, and the President appointed the Eev 
Messrs. Banister and Clarke, and Mr. N. H. Massie, as the 
Committee on the part of the House of Deputies. 



20 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [3tl Day 

The following Message was received from the House ot 
Bishops : 



[Message No. 8.] 
The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has appointed 
the Right Rev. Stephen Elliott, D. D., and the Right Rev. Wm. Mercer Green, 
D. D., as the Committee on the part ©f this House to enter a Protest against 
certain Military Orders. 

The Ilouse took a recess until 4 o'clock, P. M. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Eev. Mr. Trapier, on behalf of the Joint Committee 
appointed to enter a Protest against certain Military Orders, 
made the foUowinir 



The Committee, to whom was referred the following Joint Resolution of the 
General Council, viz. : 

"Resolved, That, while we advise the change of the word " Confedeuate " 
t^ that of " United " where it occurs in the Prayer Book, we recommend that 
a Joint Committee be appointed by this Council to enter its solemn protest 
against those Military Orders by which Churches have been closed and Clergy- 
men ordered to be suspended from their functions, because they conld uot us» 
certain Prayers under the dictation of the Military Authority," do respectfully 
report, that — 

Whereas, The Bishop of Alabama was elected and consecrated under the 
Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the then Con- 
federate States, and never has been, nor is now, a Bishop of the Church in the 
L'nited States, nor can bo so, in the judgment of that Church, as recently ex- 
pressed in his case, unless and until he shall have made the required "promise 
of contormity" to the Constitution and Canons thereof ; and 

Whereat, For this reason he held that he was under no ecclesiastical obliga- 
tion to use the Prayer appointed in the Prayer Book of said fJhurch for ''the 
President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority ;" and 

\Vherca», The independence of the Church, in matters purely spiritual, is held 
to be of Divine authority, and has been the doctrine of the Church since the 
foundation of Chri.stianity, and is at this day universally conceded by the poweri 
•f thia world, wherever the Church has been true to itself j therefore, 

We, the members ot this Council, do, in our own behalf, and in behalf of 
the Christian Church throughout the world, solemnly protest against the Order 



1865] HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 21 

« 
issued September 20tli, 1865, from the Headquarters of the Department of Ala»- 
bama, that the Bishop and Cler<,'y of that Dioooso "be suspended from their 
functions, and forbidden to preach or perform Divine Service, and that their 
places of worship bo closed"— and against all and every secular interference 
with ecclesiastical affairs, as a violation of liberty of conscience, as guaranteed 
by the Constitution of the United States. 

(Signed) STEPHEN ELLIOTT, 

Chairman of Committee on part of House of BishopM. 

PAUL TRAPIER, 

Chairman of Committee on part of House of Deputies. 

On motion, the Eeport was laid on the table for the 
present. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 9.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That this House concurs in the Resolution of the House of Deputies, 
as conveyed in Message No. 10, directing the printing and distribution of the 
Journal, with the following amendment : By the insertion of the words, " When 
the requisite funds are deposited with the Treasurer," after the word "That," 
in the 1st line of the Resolution. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 10.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That the election of the Rev. J. M. Mitchell as Treasurer of the 
General Council be hereby confirmed. 

On motion, the House concurred in the amendment to the 
Eesolution providing for the printing of the Journal, as con- 
veyed to it in Message No. 9, of the House of Bishops. 

The following Messages were received from the House of 
Bishops ; 

[Message No. 11.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Preamble and Resolution : 

The General Council, having resolved to remit to the several Dioceses the 



22 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [3d Day 

whole question of their future ecclesiastical relations, for their separate ani 
iuJei)endcnt Diocesan action, therefore — 

litHulvid, The House of Deputies concurring, That it is inexpedient to enter 
upon any questions, which in their bearing may be legislative, until such time 
as the Dioceses shall have determined those relations. 

[Message No. 12.] 
The Ilouge of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has adopted the 
Report of the Joint Committee appointed to protest against certain Militarj 
Orders. 

On motion : 

Resolved, That this House. non-concnrs in the adoption of the Preamble and 
Resolution conveyed to it in Message No. 11 of the House of Bishops. 

The followinjx Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : ^ 

[Message No. 13.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

liesnlred, That this House requests a Committee of Conference with the House 
of Deputies on the subject of further legislation ,• and has appointed Bishopa 
Elliott and Wilmer on the part of this House. 

On motion, the House acceded to tht) request contained in 
the Eesolution conveyed to it in Message No. 13 of the 
House of Bishops ; and appointed the Eev. Drs. Andrews 
and Pierce, and Mr. McCrady, as the Committee on the part 
of the House of Deputies. 

Kev. Mr. Clarke, on behalf of the Joint Committee ap- 
})ointed to prepare Eesolutions of the sense of this Council 
of the loss to the Church by the deaths of the Right Eev. 
Bishops Otey and Polk, made the following Eeport, to-wit : 

The Joint Committee to whom was referred the duty of preparing a suit.abiu 
expression of the respect of this Council for the memory of the late Right Rev. 
Ja^nes Ilervcy Otey, D. D. ; LL. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee, an.i 
the late Right Rev. Lconidas Polk, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Louisian.i 
beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following Resolutions ; 

Renolvr.d, I. That in the absence of those beloved and lamented Fathers from 
the scenes of their earthly Inb.ira, at a time when their ardent devotion to the 
interests of Christ and His Holy Church, their enlarged wisdom and ripe expe- 
rience would have rendered their counsels and co-operation especially valuablts 
and important, we find cause for profound regret and sorrow, while we desire to 
bow in humble submissiun to the afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence. 



1865] HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 23 

II. That, liuldiiig in deserved and nflfoctionatc romcmbranco their many vir- 
tues, their untiring energy, and their solf-saerilicing efforts to maintain and 
defend the truth, we will study so to advance those groat designs for the moral 
and religious culture of our Dioceses, to which each of them had given so much 
time and thought, as will perpetuate the influence among us of their Christian 
character and elevated aims. 

III. That copies of these Resolutions bo spread upon the Journal, and also bo 
communicated to the Dioceses of Tennessee and Louisiana, and to the familioa 
of the departed. 

On motion, the Report and Ecsolutions were adopted. 

Eev. Dr. Andrews, on behalf of the Committee of Confer- 
euce, made a verbal report of the result of the Conference. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 14.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolutions : 

Resolved, That this House non-concurs in the Resolution of the House of 
Deputies, appointing Richmond, Va., as the place of meeting for the next Gen- 
eral Council. 

Resolved, The House of Deputies concurring, That the next regular meeting 
of the General Council of this Church be held in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Resolved, That this House concurs in the Resolution of the House of Deputies 
conveyed to this House in Message No. 7.' 

On motion, the House of Deputies concurred in the Eeso- 
lution of the House of Bishops, appointing Charleston, S. C, 
as the place of meeting for the next General Council of the 
Church. 

On motion of the Eev. Dr. Pierce : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring. That Article I. of the Constitu- 
tion of this Church be amended so as to read <' Protestant Episcopal Church of 
Associated Dioceses in the United States," instead of " Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the Confederate States." 

Eev. Mr. Trapicr, on behalf of the Committee on the State 
of the Church, presented the following Report, to-wit : 

Your Committee regret that, through the failure of most of the Bishops- 
Standing Committees, and Secretaries of Diocesan Councils, to furnish the re- 
ports and documents required by Canon V., of Title II., they are unable to lay 



24 JOUKNAL OF TUE GENEKAL COUNCIL [3(1 Day 

before you the statistics essential to a fulj view of the State of the Church ; but 
they transmit herewith such information as they have been able to obtain, and 
express the hope that other Dioceses will send their reports to the Secretary of 
this House as soon as convenient. 

Signed in behalf of the Committee, 

PAUL TRAPIER, aiairman. 

On motioiij the Eeport was adopted. 

The Eeport of the Joint Committee appointed to protest 
against certain Military Orders, was then taken from the 
table, and, on motion, said Eeport was unanimously adopted, 
in concurrence with the action of the House of Bishops, as 
communicated to it in Message No. 12. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 15.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That this House concurs in the amendment of Article I. of the Con- 
stitution, as adopted by the House of Deputies, and conveyed to this House in 
Message No. 17 of the House of Deputies. 

On motion, the Secretary was requested to inform the 
House of Bishops that the House of Deputies is now ready 
to adjourn, sine die. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Bishops : 

[Message No. 16.] 

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Jtetohed, That the Secretary inform the House of Deputies that the House 
of Bishops will attend immediately for the purpose of uniting with the House of 
Deputies in the closing devotional services of the Council. 

On motion, the Ecv. Messrs. Clarke and Mitchell were 
appointed a Committee to wait upon the House of Bishops 
and conduct them to the seats prepared for them in the 
Chancel. 



1805] HOUSE OF DEPUTIES. 25 

AVhorcnpon, the Right Rev. Bishops entered, and the Tro- 
Biding Bishop addressed to tlic two IToiiRCS a few iiinvritten, 
but exceedingly appropriate remarks, of which the Secre- 
tary, by order of the House of Deputies, solicited a cop}- to 
be entered upon the Journal, but was unable to procure it. 

The two Houses then united in appropriate Prayers, read 
by the Presiding Bishop, who also pronounced the Apostolic 
Benediction ; and, the House of Bishops having retired, the 
House of Deputies, on motion, adjourned, sine die. 

C. C. PINCKNEY, 

President. 
Attest : 

JNO. M. MITCHELL, 

i^ Secretary. 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



HOUSE OF BISHOPS 



Augusta, Ga., Wednesday, Kov. 8th, 1865. 

This being the day and place appointed for the second 
meeting of the General Council, the Bishops and Deputies 
elect assembled in St. Paul's Church, Augusta. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Paul Trapier, of the 
Diocese of South Carolina, assisted by the Eev Cameron F. 
McPae, of the Diocese of Georgia. 

The Ante-Communion Service was said b}" the Eight Eev. 
Eichard H. Wilmer, D. D., the Eight Eev. William M. Green, 
D. D., being Epistler, and the Eight Eev. John Johns, 
D. D., Gospeller. 

The Holy Communion was administered by the Eight Eev, 
Stephen Elliott, D. D., assisted by the Bishops of Virginia, 
Mississippi and Alabama. 

After Divine Service, the Bishops met in the Lecture 
Eooni of St. Paul's Church. The Senior Bisliop, the Eight 



28 JOURNAL OU THE GENERAL COUNCIL [ist Day 

Rev. Stephen Elliott, I). D., Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia, 
took the Chair. 

Tiie Roll of the House was then called, and the following 
answered to their names : 

The Right Rev. Stephen Elliott, D. D., Bishop of the Die 
cese of Georgia; Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., Bishop of 
the Diocese of Virginia; Right Rev. William M. Green, D. D., 
Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi, and Right Rev. Richard 
H. Wilmer, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama. 

A quorum being present, the House proceeded to business. 

On motion of Bishop Johns, the Rev. W. H. Harison, of 
the Diocese of Georgia, was elected Secretarj-. 

The Rev. Mr. Clarke appeared as a Committee from the 
House of Deputies, and presented the following Message : 

Message No. 1. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has organized, 
and has elected the Rev. C. C Pinckney, President, and the llev. J. M. Mitchell, 
Secretary. 

On motion of Bishop Johns : • 

Resolved, The House of Deputies concurring. That a Committee of Conference 
be appointed to prepare matters for the consiileration of this Council. 

Resolved, That the Right Rev. the Presiding Bishop be appointed to repre- 
sent this I^ouse on said Committee. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Message No. 2. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring, That the daily sessions of this 
Council be commenced at 10 o'clock, A. M. 

On motion : 

RcHolved, That this House concurs in the Resolution of the House of Depu- 
ties, appointing 10 o'clock as the Lour of commencing the daily sessions of this 
Council. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies : 



ISGd] nousE OF nisnors. 29 

Mkssage No. 3. 

The llovisc of Deputies Informs the House of Bishops that it has passed tho 
t'oUowing Resolution : 

licsolvcd, That thia House concurs in the Resolution conveyed to it in Mcs- 
'^a^e No. 3 of the House of liishops, and ajjpoiuts Rev. Dr. Andrews of Virginia, 
l\ev. Mr. Trapier of South Carolina, Rev. J. T. Pickett of Mississippi, Hon. J. 
D. Phelan of Alabama, aud Dr. R. D. Moore of Georgia, as tho Committise on 
the part of this House. 

On motion, the House adjourned. 



Thursday, November 9tb, 1865. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment. Present as 
yesterday. 

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. 

The Committee of Conference, appointed to prepare mat- 
ters for the consideration of this Council, presented the fol- 
lowing 



Whereas, The several Dioceses, which we, as Bishops and Deputies represent; 
at this CouHcil, were compelled, from political necessity, to separate from the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and did decide, upon grounds 
sanctioned by Holy Scripture and Primitive Antiquity, to unite together, and 
adopt for their better government and more convenient action, a Constitution 
and Code of Canons, and did meet in pursuance of that Constitution, in Gen- 
eral Council, in November, 1862 ; and 

Whereas, This Church, so organized, although arising out of political neces- 
sity, was from that time a duly organized branch of the One Catholic and Apos- 
tolic Church, and may of right so continue to be,or may, through the action of 
its several Diocesan Councils, form any other Synodical association : and 

- Whereas, In the opinion of several of the Dioceses, which co-operated in the 
formation of this independent branch of the Church Catholic, the political 
necessity which caused its arrangement no longer exists ; and 

Whereas, The spirit Of charity which prevailed in the proceedings of tho 
General Convention of th« Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, at 



30 JOURNAL OF THE GEONRAL COUNCIL [2d Day 

its late session in Philadelphia, has \7armly comracnclcd itself to the hearts ot 
this Council; therefore, 

Resolved, I. That, in the judgment of this rouncil. it is perfectly consistent 
with the good faith which she owes to the Bishops and Dioceses with which she 
has been in union since 1S62, for any Diocese to decide for herself whether she 
shall any longer continue in union with this Council, 

11. That two or more Dioceses, if preferring to remain in their present rela- 
tions to each other, will, in our judgment, be entitled to be regarded as a legiti- 
mate branch of the Church Catholic, and to all the tokens of fraternal inter- 
communion ; and shall be known as the Protestant Episcopal Church of the 
Associated Dioceses in the United States. 

in. That it be recommended, that wherever the word Confederate ocurs in 
the Standards of this Church, the word United be substituted therefor. 

IV. That inasmuch as the change recommended in the preceding Resolution 
(being a change in the Prayer Book) cannot be legally completed until the next 
meeting of this Council, under the circumstances it should, in the meantime, 
have the force of law. 

V. That each Diocese now in connection with this Council shall be governed 
by the Constitution and Canons thereof, until such time as it shall have declared 
its withdrawal thei-efrom, as hereinafter provided for. 

VI. That whenever any Diocese shall determine to withdraw from this Eccle- 
iiastical Confederation, such withdrawal shall be considered as duly accom- 
plished when an official notice, signed by the Bish»p and Secretary of such 
Diocese, shall have been given to the Bishops of the Dioceses remaining in 
connection with this Council. 

(Signed) STEPHEN ELLIOTT, 

Ckaxrmo.n of Committee of House of Biskopi. 

C. \V. ANDREWS, 
Chairman of Committee of House of Deputiet. 

On motion of Bishop "Wilmcr, tlic first paragraph in the 
Preamble (line 2) was amended by striking out the words 
" compelled from " and substituting therefor the words 
" impelled by." 

And also by adding, after the word "separate" (line 2), 
the words, '< in a legislative capacity." 

On motion, the second Resolution was stricken out, and 
the following substitute adopted ; 

Ilcsolved, That any Dioceses preferring to remain in their present relations to 
«Rch other, have, in the opinion of this Council, a right so to do by virtue of 



1805] HOUSE OF r.iLiiore. 31 

tboir Diocesan indopcndcnoy ; and their action should be concluded l.y tlicir 
own wise judgment, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit of God, and ibfc 
custom of the Primitive Church. 

On motion, the House tcok a recess. 

The House re-assembled, and, on motion, took a recesH 
until 5.30 o'clock, P. M. . 



EVENING SESSION. 

The House resumed its business. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies. 

Message No. 4. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has passed tbf 
fallowing Resolutions : 

1. Resolved, That this House concurs in the 1st Amendment of the House of 
Bishops to the Report of the Joint Committee, as convej'ed to it in Messapr 
No. 4 of the House of Bishops. 

2. Resolved, That this House concurs in the 2d Amendment of the House r,f 
Bishops to the Report of the Joint Committee, as conveyed to it in Mes.«ajL'»" 
No. 4 of the House of Bishops. 

3. Resolved, That this House does non-concur in the 3d Amendment of the 
House of Bishops to the Report of the Joint Committee, as conveyed to it in 
Message No. 4 of the House of Bishops. 

On motion. Message No. 4 from the House of Deputies 
was laid on the table. 

On motion : 

Resolved, That, while we advise the change of the word "Confederate'" to 
that of " United " where it occurs in the Prayer Book, we recommend that a 
Joint Committee be appointed by this Council to enter its solemn Protest against 
those Military Orders by which Churches have been closed, and. Clergymen 
ordered to be susperided from their functions, because they could fiot use certain 
Prayers under the direction of the Military Authority. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies ; 



32 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [2d DUV 

Mkssage No. 5. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has adopted the 
Pi,eport and Resolutions of the Committee of Conference to prepare matters for 
tho aciiou of this Council, with the following amendments: 

1. lu each of the first two instances where tho words " political necissity" 
occur \n the Preamble, the word ''necessity" be stricken out, and the word 
•• events " be inserted. 

2. lu the third instance, where the same words occur in the Preamble, they 
be stricken out and the word "exigency" inserted. 

.3. Strike out Resolution No. 2, and change th« numbering of the series to cor- 
respond thereto. 

4. Add to the Resolution, numbered 4 in the Report, at its end, the words, 
" in any Diocese, when approved by its Bishop or Diocesan Council." 

On motion :' 

Jte-iolveil, That this House concurs in the amendments of the House of Depu- 
ties to the Preamble and Resolutions, submitted by the Joint Committee, as 
conveyed to this House in Message No. 5 of the House of Deputies. 

The Preamble and Resolutions, as amended in both Houses 
and finally adopted, are as follows : 

W-HEREAS, The several Dioceses, which, we, as Bishops and Deputies represent 
at this Council, were impelled by political events to separate, in a legislative 
capacity, from the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, and did 
decide, upon grounds sanctioned by Holy Scripture and Primitive Antiquity, to 
unite together and adopt, for their better government and more convenient ac 
tion, a Constitution and Code of Canons, and did meet, in pursuance of that 
Constitution, in General Council, in November, 1S62,- and 

Whereas, This Church, so organized, although arising out of political events- 
was from that time a duly organized branch of the One Catholic and Apostolic 
Church, and may of right so continue to be, oi: may, through the action of its 
several Diocesan Councils, form any other Synodical association ; and 

Whereas In the opinion of several of the Dioceses which co-operated in the 
formation of this independent branch of the Church Catholic, the exigency 
which caused its arrangement no longer exists; and 

Wherens, The spirit of charity which prevailed in the proceedings of tho 
General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, at 
its late session in Philadelphia, has warmly commended itself to tho hearts of 
this Council ; therefore, 

Rr.Holi-cd I. That, in the judgment of this Council, it is perfectly consistent 
with the goed faith which she owes to the Bishops and Dioceses with which she 
has been in un^on since 1862, for any Diocese to decide for herself whether she 
shall any longer continue in union with this Council; 

II. That it be recommended that wherever the word " Confederate" occurs 
in the Standards of this Church, the word " United" be substituted therefor. 
HI. That inasmuch as the change recommended in the preceding Resolution 



18G5] H0U8B OF nisHOPS. 33 

(being a change.in the Prayor Book) cannot bo legally completed until the next 
meeting of this Council, under the circumstances it should, in the meantime, 
have the force of law in any Diocese, when approved by its Uishop or Diocesan 
Council. 

IV. That each Dioceso now in connection with thia Council shall bo governed 
by the Constitution and Canons thereof, until such time as it shall have declared 
its withdrawal therefrom, as hereinafter provided for. 

V. That whenever any Diocese shall determine to withdraw from this Eccle- 
siastical Confederation, such withdrawal shall be considered as duly accom- 
plished when an official notice, signed by the Bishop and Secretary of such 
Diocese, shall have been given to the Bishops of the Dioceees remaining in 
connection with this Council. 

On motion, the House adjourned. 



Friday, November 10th, 1865. 

The House met pursuant to adjournment. Present as 
yesterday. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The following Messages were received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Message No. 6. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has passed th« 
following Resolution ; 

ReaoliTed, The House of Bishops concurring, That the next regular meeting 
of the General Council of this Church be held in Richmond, Virginia. 

Message No. 7. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That Article V. of the Constitution be adopted as amended on pag» 
89 of the Journal of the General Council of 1862. 

Message No. 8. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has elected the 
Rev. C. W. Andrews, D. D., and Mr. N. H. Massie, to fill the vacancies) on the 
part of this House, in the Joint Committee on the Prayer Book, appointed by 

the General Council of 1862. 

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84 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL [3d Day 

Messaae No. 9. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that this House has 
appointed the Rev. Mr Trapier, the Rev. Mr. McRae and Mr. McCrady as the 
Committee on the part of this House to enter a Protest against certain Military 
Orders. 

Message No. 10. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has passed the 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring, That a sufficient number of the 
Journal of this Council be printed, under the direction of the Secretaries thereof' 
to furnish five copies to each Bishop, one copy to each Clergyman of this Church, 
one to each Lay Deputy to this Council, one to each of the other Bishops in 
the United States, and one to the Secretary and one to the Standing Committee 
of each Diocese in the United States j and to reserve one hundred copies for the 
future use of the General Council. 

Message No. 11. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has elected the 
Roy. J. M. Mitchell Treasurer of the General Council. 

On motion, the foregoing Messages were laid on the table, 
for the present. 

On motion of Bishop Johns : 

'Resolved, The House of Deputies concurring, That a Joint Committee be ap- 
pointed to prepare Resolutions expressive of the sense which this Council enter- 
tains of the loss which the Church has experienced, by the lamented deaths ot 
the late Right Rev. Leonidas Polk, D. D., and the late Right Rev. James H- 
Otey, D. D. 

The Presiding Bishop appointed Bishops Johns, Green and 
Wilmer as said Committee on the part of this House. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Mrssage No. 12. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that this House baa 
concurred in the adoption of the Resolution of the House of Biyhopp, appoint- 
ing a Joint Committee to prepare Resolutions on the loss to this Church by the 
deaths of the late Right Rev. L. Polk, D. D., and the late Right Rev. J. H- 
Otey, D. D. 

And has appointed Rev. J. M. Banister, Rev. W. H. Clarke and Mr. N. H, 
Maasie, as such Committee on the part of this House. 

^ The Right Rev. Stephen Elliott, D D., and the Right Rev. 



1805] HOUSE OF BISHOPS. 35 

Win. Mercer Green, 1^. T)., on tl»e part of this House, wore 
elected members of the Joint Committee to protest against 
certain Military Orders. 

On motion, the House took a recess. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The House resumed its business. 

Bishop Elliott, on behalf of the Joint Committee of Pro 
test, presented the following : 



The Committee, to whom was referred the following Joint Resolution of tb« 
General Council, viz. : 

" Resolved, That, while we advise the change of the word "Confidkratb " 
to that of " Unitkd " where it occurs in the Prayer Book, wo recommend thit 
% Joint Committee be appointed by this Council to enter its solemn protest 
against those Military Orders by which Churches have been closed and Clergy- 
men ordered to be suspended from their functions, because they could uot u.^ 
certain Prayers under the dictation of the Military Authority," do respectfully 
report, that — 

Whereas, The Bishop of Alabama was elected and consecrated und«r tbe 
Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the then Con- 
federate States, and never has been, nor is now, a Bishop of the Church in th« 
United States, nor can be so, in the judgment of that Church, as recently ex- 
pressed in his case, unless and until he shall have made the required ''promise 
of contormity" to the Constitution and Canons thereof ; and 

Whereas, For this reason ho held that he was under no ecclesiastical oblig»- 
tion to use the Prayer appointed in the Prayer Book of said Church for " th» 
President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority ;" and 

Whereas, The independence of the Church, in matters purely spiritual, is held 
to be of Divine authority, and has been the doctrine of the Church since th» 
foundation of Christianity, and is at this day universally conceded by the poweri 
•f this world, wherever the Church has been true to itself; therefore, 

We, the members ot this Council, do, in our own behalf, and in behalf of 
the Christian Church throughout the world, solemnly protest against the Order 
issued September 20th, 1865, from the Headquarters of the Department of Al»^ 
b*ma, that the Bishop and Clergy of that Diocese "be suspended from their 



36 JOURNAL OF THK GENERAL COUNCIL. [3d Dnj 

functions, and forbidden to preach or perform Divine Service, and that their 
places of worship be closed"— and against all and every secular interference 
with ecclesiastical affairs, as a violation of liberty of conscience, as guaranteed 
by the Constitution of the United States. 

(Signed) STEPHEN ELLIOTT, 

Chaiiinan of Committee on part of Home of BiahopB. 

PAUL TRAPIER, 
Cliairman of Committee on part of House of Heputiet. 

On motion, the Report was unanimously adopted. 

Message No. 10, from the House of Deputies, on Printing 
the Journal, was taken from the table, and adopted with the 
following amendment : 

13y inserting the words, " when the requisite funds are deposited with the Treafi- 
urer," after the word *' That" in the 1st line. 

Message No. 11 of the House of Deputies was then called 
up, and the election of the Kev. John M. Mitchell, of the 
Diocese of Alabama, as Treasurer of the General Councib 
was confirmed. 

On motion, the following Preamble and Resolution were 
iidopted : 

Tb«i General Council having resolved to remit to the several Dioceses the 
whole question of their future Ecclesiastical relations, fur their separate and 
independent Diocesan action, therefore 

liesolved, The House of Deputies concurring, That it is inexpedient to ente 
upon any questions which, in their bearing:;, may be legislative, until such time 
as the Dioceses shall have determined those relations. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Message No. 13. 

The Huuse of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that this House has 
concurred in the amendment of the House of Bit^hops to the Resolution provid- 
ing for the Printing of the Journal, as conveyed to it in Message No. 9 of the 
House of Bishops. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Message No. 14. 

The House of Deputies infornn the House of Biihops that it baa pa«sed the 
following Resolution : 



1865] HOUSE OF BILH0P8. 3*7 

Resolved, That this House does non-concur in the Preamble and Resolution 
concerning further legislation by this Council at this time. 

On motion : 

Resolved, That this House requests a Committee of Couforonce with the House 
of Deputies on the subject of further legislation. 

And has appointed Bishops Elliott and Wilmer to represent this House on the 
Baid Committee. 

The following Message was received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Message No. 15. 

. The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops, that this House has 
concurred in the Kesolution asking for a Committee of Conference, as conveyed 
to it in Message No. l.S of the House of Bishops. 

And has appointed Rev. Drs. Andrews and Pierce, and Mr. McCrady, as the 
Committee on the part of this House. 

The House took a recess to allow of the meeting of the 
Committee of Conference. 



The House resumed its business. 

Message No. 6 from the House of Deputies w^as taken up, 
and the following Resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That this House does non-concur in the appointment of Richmond 
as the place of holding the next regular meeting of the General Council. 

On motion : 

Resolved, The House of Deputies concurring, That the next regular meeting 
of the General Council of this Church be held in Charleston, S. C 

Message No. 7 from the House of Deputies was taken from 
the table, and the following Resolution adopted : 

Resolved, That this House concurs in the Resolution of the House of Depu- 
ties, that Article V. of the Constitution be adopted as amended on page 89 of tha 
journal of the General Council of 1862. 

Bishop Johns, on behalf of the Joint Committee to pre- 
pare Resolutions on the deaths of the late Right Rev. 
Leonidas Polk, D. D., and the late Right Rev. James H. 
Otey, B. D., presented the following Report, which was 
adopted : 



38 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. [3d Day 

The Joint Committee to whom was referred the duty of preparing a suitable 
expression of the reapect of this Council for the memory of the late Right Rev. 
.lames Hervey Otey, D. D. ; LL, D., Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee, and 
the late Right Rev. Leonidas Polk, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana, 
beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following Resolutions ; 

Resolved, I. That in the absence of those beloved and lamented Fathers from 
the scenes of their earthly labors, at a time when their ardent devotion to the 
interests of Christ and His Holy Church, their enlarged wisdom and ripe expe- 
rience would have rendered their counsels and co-operation especially valuable 
aud important, we find cause for profound regret and sorrow, while we desire to 
bow in humble submission to the afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence. 

II. That, holding in deserved and aflfectionate remembrance their many vir- 
tues, their untiring energy, and their self-sacriticing efforts to maintain and 
defend the truth, we will study so to advance those great designs for the moral 
»nd religious culture of our Dioceses, to which each of them had given so much 
lime and thought, as will perpetuate the influence among us of their Christian 
character and elevated aims. 

III. That copies of these Resolutions be spread upon the Journal, and also be 
••ommunicated to the Dioceses of Tennessee and Louisiana, and to the familiea 
of the departed. 

The following Messages were received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Message No. 1(5. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that this House has 
concurred in the Resolution appointing Charleston, S. C, as the place of meet- 
ing of the next General Council, as conveyed to it in Message No. 14 of the 
House of Bishops. 

Message No. 17. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has adopted the 
a'companying Report of the Committee on the State of the Church. 

And that it Las passed the following Resolution : 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring. That Article I. of the Constitu- 
tion be 80 amended as to read " Protestant Episcopal Church of Associated 
Dioceses in the United States," instead of " Protestant Episcopal Church in 
the Confederate States." 

On motion, the Report of the Committee on the State of 
the Church was received and read. 

On motion : 

Retolved, That this House concurs in the Amendment of Article I. of the 
Constitution, as conveyed to it in Message No. 17 of the House of Dcputieg. 



1805] 1I0U8K OF BISHOPS. 39 

The lollowing Mcssagos were received from the House of 
Deputies : 

Messagk No. 18. 

The IIouso of Dopnties informs the House of Bishops that it has passed th» 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That this House unanimously concurs in the Resolution of the 
House of Rishops adopting the Protest against certain Military Orders, as con- 
veyed to it in Message No. 12 of the House of Bishops. 

Message No. Vi. 

The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that it has passed tb« 
following Resolution : 

Resolved, That the Secretary inform the House of Bishops that this Houit 
is ready to adjourn, sine die. 

The House ordered its Secretary to inform the House of 
Deputies that it had finished its business, and would now 
join with the House of Deputies in the closing devotional 
services of the Council. 

The Bishops then proceeded to St. Paul's Church. 

The Presiding Bishop delivered an appropriate address 
said the concluding prayers, and closed with the Benediction 
of Peace. 

The Bishops then returned to the Lecture Room of St. 
Paul's Church, when the minutes of the day were read 
and approved. 

On motion, the House adjourned, sine die. 

STEPHEN ELLIOTT, D. D., 

Presiding Bishop. 

Attest : 

W. H. HABLSON, 

Secretary J House of Bishops. 



^ p p E :t^ r> I x: 



JOINT RULES OF ORDER. 

1. At the opening of the Council, the House of Deputies, after orgnnizin 
shall inform the House of Bishops that they have elected a President and Seer 
tary, and are ready to proceed to business ; and the House of Bisliups, afte 
electing a Secretary, shall communicate such fact to the House of Deputies. 

2. Messages may be conveyed by a Committee or by the Secretary of either 
body. The Secretary of the body to which such message is sent shall announce- 
"A message from the House of Bishops," or, "A message from the House of 
Deputies;" whereupon, proceedings shall be suspended until the message is de- 
livered to the President. If the message be in writing, the President shall order 
it to be read by the Secretary, and it shall then be laid on the table, subject to 
the order of the House. 

^. At the close of the session, the House of Deputies shall announce to the 
House of Bishops that they have concluded their business, and are ready to 
receive the Bishops. The House of Bishops shall then designate a time at which 
they will unite with the House of Deputies in the concluding devotional exer- 
cisea, and read the Pastoral Letter, if one be issued. 

4. Joint Committees, unless the number be speci6ed in the Resolution under 
which they are appointed, shall consist of three Bishops and five Deputies. 
The assent of a majority of the Bishops and a majority of the Deputies of the 
Committee shall be necessary for a majority report. 



RULES OF ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF DErUTIES. 

1 . Each day's session .shall commecce with the Morning Service of the Church. 

2. When the President takes the Chair, no Member shall continue standing. 
or shall afterwards stand, except to address the Chair. 

3. When the President shall have taken the Chair, the Boll of Members shal 
be called, and the Minutes of the preceding day read. 

4. The business of the House shall be called up, and disposed of in the fol- 
lowing order, to-wit : 1st. Communications from the President. 2d. Repor t 



42 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. 

from Standing Committees. 3d. Reports of Special Committees. 4th. PeiltionB 
and Memorials. 5th. Motions and Kesolutions. 

5. The nou.''e shall proceed to the Order of the Day one hour after its meet- 
ing, unless sooner ordered or dispensed with, by a vote of two-thirds of the 
Members present. 

6. All Resolutions shall bo reduced to writing, presented to the Secretary, and 
by him read to the Hoyge ; and no motion shall be considered before the H -use 
unless seconded. 

7. No Member shall absent himself from the sessions of the lluuse, unless he 
have leave, or be unable to attend. 

8. When any Member is about to speak, or deliver any matter to the Houee, 
be shall, with due respect, address himself to the President, confining himself 
ftrictly to the point in debate. 

9. No Member shall speak more than twice, in the same debate, without leave 
of the House. 

10. While the President is putting any question, the Members shall continue 
in their seats, and shall not hold any private discourse. 

11. Every Member who shall be in the House when any question is put, Eha'l, 
on a division, be counted, unless he be personally interested in the discussion. 

12. When a question is under consideration, no motion shall be received, un- 
le-3 to lay it upon the table, to postpone it to a certain time, to postpone it in- 
definitely, to commit, to amend, or to divide it; and motions for any of these 
purposes shall have precedence in the order herein named. The motions to lay 
iil)on the table and to adjourn shall be decided without debate. The motion lo 
adjourn shall always be in order. 

13. All Committees shall be appointed by the President unless otherwise or- 
dered. 

1-i. When the House is about to rise, every Member shall keep his seat until 
the President leaves his chair. 

15. The names of the movers of resolutions shall appear upon the Minutes yf 
this House. 

16. The Report.* of all Committees shall be in writing, and shall be received 
of course, and without motion for acceptance, until recommitted by a vote of 
the House. All reports recommending or requiring any action or expression of 
opinion by the House, shall be accompanied by a resolution for the action of the 
House thereon. 

17. If the question under debate is susceptible of division, the same shall be 
divided at the request of any Member, and a vote taken separately, except that 
a motion to strike out and insert shall be indivisible. 

18. All questions of order shall be decided by the Chair, without debate; but 
any Member may appeal from such decision ; and on such appeal no Member 
(ball apeak more than -once, without express loavie of the House. 

19. All amendments «hall be considci^id in the order in which they are moved. 
When a proposed amendment is under consideration, a motion to amend the 
<ame may be made ; no after amendment to such second ameudmcut shall be is 



APPENDIX C. DIOCKSAN REPORTS. 43 

order. But when an aincmhneiit to an amendment is under consideration, a 
fubstitute for the whole niattor may be received. No propotiifion, on a Hubject 
(iilTerent from the one under consideration, shall bo received under color of a 
Bubstitutc. 

20. In all questions decided numerically, the motion to rooonpidcr must be 
made by one Deputy who voted in the majority ; or, in case of equal division, 
by one who voted in the negative ; aud in the case of a vote by Orders, wb^re 
there is a concurrence of both Orders, a motion to reconsider shall be made by 
a majority of a Deputation from any Diocese of either Order voting in the ma- 
jority ; and in the case of a non-concurrenco of Orders, the motion to recon- 
sider shall come from a majority of a Deputation from a Diocese of that Order 
which gave the majority in the negative : aud in either case a motion to recon- 
sider shall be seconded by a majority of any Deputation of either Order, with- 
out regard to its previous vote. And all motions to reconsider shall be made 
*nd seconded on the day the vote is taken, or the next succeeding day. 

21. None of these rules shall be altered, amended, suspended or repealed with- 
out a vote of two-thirds of the House. 



^peniti^ C. 



DIOCESAN REPORTS. 



VIRGINIA. 

Alexandria, Va., 186j. 
7'o the Committee of the House of Bejjuties on the State of the Church : 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Virginia would state that no in- 
formation is before them to form the basis of such a report as the laws of the 
Church require. In lieu thereof, they beg leave to say that the capital and pro- 
ceeds of the Episcopal fund, and all other funds of the Diocese, are so redu^'od 
that no estima|t could be made of their value. The labors of the Bishop and 
Clergy have been greatly interrupted during the past three years. Wherever an 
0' t/ortunity has been given to exhibit the spirit and tendencies of our Churv^^h. 
there has been much encouragement. Confirmations have been large. There lia? 
been a marked disposition on the partof thecounuunity to unite with our Church- 

The present number of the Clergy is about one hundred aud twenty. Every 
effort is making to rebuild the Churches which have been destroyed, and to 
repair those which have been injured during the war. 

G. 11. NORTON, 
Secretary Standing Committee, Diocese of Vircjinia. 



44 



JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. 



SOUTH CAROLINA. 

TABULAR DIGEST 

Of tki Triennial Report of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Dioee$e of 

South Carolina to the General Council of 1865. 

Right Rev. Thomas Frederick Davis, D. D., Bishop. 

RBPOUT OF CLERGY AND CAyOIDATES FOR ORDERS, RESPECTIVELY, FOR TUB SIX 
YEARS, LAST PAST, AND PRESENT STATISTICS. 

No new candidates for Orders have been admitted. 

Clergy Ordained — Deacons, 9 ; Presbyters, 7. 



Do. 


Received— Do. 


0; 


Do. 


3. 


Do. 


Transferred— Do. 


0; 


Do. 


5. 


De. 


Deposed — Do. 


0; 


Do. 


1. 


Do. 


Died — Do. 


0: 


Do. 


8. 



Do. Canonically resident — Deacons, 4; Presbyters, 64. 

REPORT OF PARISHES AND OF PAROCHIAL STATISTICS. 

Porishes^-'No new ones admitted. 
Ckurches — Corner-stone laid, 1. 

Do. — Consecrated, 14. 
Contributions for Church-purposes, $222,801 67, exclusive of contributions 
since May, 1S64. 

Parochial Statistic)}. Baptisms— White Adults .... 204 

Do. Children . . . 1917 

Colored Adults . . . 83S 

Do. Children . . . 3390 



Total 



Marriages — White 
Colored 

Burials— White 
Colored 



Total 



Total 
Confirmed — White 
Colored 

Total 
Membership. Communicants — White 

, Colored . 

Total 
Non-Communicante — White 
Colored 

Total 
Children under 14 years of age— White 

Colored 



6349 
404 
369 

773 
1507 

686 

^193 

"1329 

1001 

2330 
"2660 
1200 

3SC0 

~Wl 

942 

J 686 

"1238 

883 



Total 



2121 



APPENDIX C. — DIOCESAN UEPORTS. 45 

Since the Dioccean Council in May, 1804, no Parochial Reports have been laid 
before the Di(»cuse. Tbo statistics are therefore defective in so far a« re;.^arilg 
the official acts of Presbyters and Deacons; but thode of the DiBliop are report»;d 
in full to this meeting of the General Council. 

For the past three years, the parishes in the lower part of the State have been 
almost entirely broken up. The members of the Church have, however, been 
generally dispersed amon*<; the Churches throughout the middle and upper coun- 
•try. Their constant presence in these sanctuaries has proved how dear their 
faith is to their hearts, and what a solace their Church has been to them in the 
midst of all their distresses. At present, our disorganized social state, and the 
difficulties of communication throughout, render it impossible to know what ia 
the present condition of the Diocese. Our refugees are beginning to return to 
their old homes, and Churches long closed are being re-opened. There has been 
recently a pleasant demonstration on the part of our colored brethren to adhere 
to their old faith. How far this spirit prevails we do not«know and caunot now 
ascertain. In relation to the financial investments of the Diocese, it is prob- 
able that more than two-thirds have been lost. The Parishes too, respectively, 
are so much reduced in their resources, that the condition of the clergy is one 
of much privation and even want. Yet, thank God, there is a cheerful spirit 
a strict adherence to principle, and devout reliance upon Divine Providence. 
May the Almighty Disposer of all events overrule these dispensations of His 
providence to the glory of His name, the good of His Church, and our eternal 
salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 



GEORGIA. 

TABULAR DIGEST 

Of the Triennial Report of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of 
Georgia to the General Council of 1865. 

Clergy, Ordained— Deacons, 3 ; Presbyters, 7. 

Do. Received— Do. 0; Do. 2. 

Do. Tranferred— Do. 0; Do. 2. 

Do. Died — Do. 0; Do. 1. 

Do- Caconically resident — Deacons, 2 j Presbyters. 29. 

REPORT OF PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL STATISTICS. 

Parishes — New ones admitted, 5. 

Churches — Consecrated, 2. 

Contributions for Church purposes, $135,875 47. 
Parochial Statistics. Baptisms ...... 1424 

Marriages ..... 220 

Burials •••... 333 

Confirmations ..... 713 

Communicants . . . ; . 2674 

N. B. — The statistics of the Diocese for 1865 are very imperfect, many of the 
most important Parishes havlDg made qo Report. 



46 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL 

ALABAMA. 
In consequence of the absence of mail comraunications, but few Report* of 
the Clergy have been received, and no full statement can ba made of the con- 
dition of the Diocese. 

The Bishop of the Diocese reports to the General Council as follows, via.: 
Churches consecrated ......•! 

Deacons ordained ....... ^ 

I'riests ordained . ; . . . . . . * 

Confirmations ........ 7d> 

Candidates for Holy Orders received : .... 5 

Present number of Candidates for Holy Orders . . • 5 

Present number of Communicants ...... 2000 

Baptisms— Adults, 120; Children, 505; Total . . . 62i 



ROLL OF THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS. 

The Right Rev. »Stephen Elliott, D. D., of the Diocese of Georgia, Presiding 

Bishop. 
The Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., of the Diocese of Virginia. 
The Right Rev. William Mercer Green, D. D., of the Diocese of Mississippi. 
The Right Rev. Francis H. Rutledge, D. D., of the Diocese of Florida. 
The Right Rev. Thomas F. Davis, D. D., of the Diocese of South Carolina. 
The Right Rev. Richard H. Wilmer, D. D., of the Diocese of Alabama. 



^I|!en!)ir €-. 



LIST OF THE CLERGY. 



LIST OF THE CLERGY IN THE DIOCESE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 
NOVEMBER 8, 1865 

The Right Rev. Thomas F. Davis, D. D., Bishop of the Dioceee and Rector of 

Grace Church, Oamden. 
The Rev. Thomas S. Arthur, Rector of Christ Church, Greenville. 

Xonophon Y. Anderson (Deacon), Missionary to Negroes in St. 

Mark's, Clarendon. 
Edmund E. Bellinger, Rector of St. Judc's Church, Waltorboro'. 
R. T. Brown, Rector of St. David's, Cheraw. 
J. Barnwell Campbell, Missionary at Williamston. 



APPENDIX "E. LIST OF THE CLKROT. 47 

Tb9 R-ev. Andrew 11. Cornish, Koctor of St. Paul's Church, Pcnrllcton. 
John II. Cornish, Rector of St. Thaddfoua' Church, Aiken. 
Thomas F. Davis, Jr., Assistant Minister of Griico Church, Camden. 
J. Grimko Drayton, Rector of St. Andrew's Parish. 
William P. Duboeo (Deacon). 

James II. Elliott, Ass't Minister of St. Michael's Church, Charleston, 
John II. Elliott", Rector of Grace Church, Anderson. 
Stephen Elliott, Rector of St. Bartholomew's Parish. 
John R. Fell, residing at Mount Pleasant. 

< hristopher P. Gadsden, Rector of St. Luke's Church. Charleston. 
Philip Gadsden, Rector of St. Paul's Parish, Stono, and St. Paul'a 

Church, Suramerville. 
Alexander Glennie, Rector of All-Saints' Parish, Waccamaw. 
J. Mercier Green, Rector of Christ Church, Charleston. 
Le Grand F. Guerry, Rector of Zion Church, Richland. 
B. E. Habersham, Rector of St. Mark's, Clarendon. 
Christian Hanckel, D. D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Radcliflfeboro', 

Charleston. 
J. Stuart Hanckel, Professor in the Diocesan Seminary, Camden. 
William H. Hanckel, Rector of St. John's Church, Richland. 
Robert T. Howard, Rector of Prince George's Parish, Winyaw. 
W. B. W. Howe, Rector of St. Philip's Church, Charleston. 
James T. Hutcheson. 
Joseph Hunter. 
p. Gervais Jenkins. 

Benjamin Johnson, Rector of Trinity Church, Abbeville. 
William Johnson, Rector of the Church on Edisto Island. 
Roberts P. Johnson, Rector of St. Stephens and Upper St. John's. 
Clement F. Jones, D. D., Rector of Calvary Church, Glenn Springs. 
P. Trapier Keith, Rector of St. Michael's Church, Charleston. 
John S. Kidney, Rector of Trinity Church, Society Hill. 
Lucien C. La^ce, Missianary in Newberry and Laurens. 
Maurice H. Lance, residing near Georgetown. 
Charles B. Leverett, Missionary at St. Stephen's Chapel, Beaufort 

Island. 
Edward C. Logan, Assistant Missionary in Newberry and Laurens. 
Thomas N. Lucas, residing near Stateburg. 

Alexander W. Marshall, D. D., Minister of St. John's Chapel, Hamp 
stead, Charleston. 
^ John D. McCullough, Rector of the Church of the Advent, Spartau- 

burg, and of the Church of the Nativity, Unionville. 
David McElheran, residing at Mount Pleasant. 
Stiles McUichamp, Rector of St. James' Church, James Island, and 

Assistant Missionary at Orangeburg. 
James W. Miles, residing in Anderson. 
Augustus Moore, Rector of Christ Church, Mar's Bluff. 
Josiah Obear, residing in Winnsboro'. 
A. F. Olmsted, Rector of St. John's Berkley. 



48 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL. 

Tlie Rev. W. W. Patrick, Missionary to Negroes in St. Stephen's and Upper St. 
.Ioha':j. 

Henry L. Phillips, Minister of St. Stephen's Chapel, Charleston. 

C. C, Pinckncy, Jr., Rector of Grace Church, Charleston. 

A. T. Porter, Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, Cannons- 
boro', Charleston. 

William T, Potter, residing in Greenville. 

"William 0. Prentiss, Rector of St. Peter's Church, Charleston. 

J. Maxwell Pringle, Rector of Christ Church, Columbia. 

.1. II. Quiuby. 

John J. Roberts, Rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, Stateburg 

Rarnwell B. Sams, Rector of the Church of the Holy Apostles, Barn- 
well, aad Missionary to Blackville. 

Julius J. Sams, Rector of St. Thomas and St. Dennis. 

Joseph B. Seabrook, missionating in St. Paul's Parish, Stono. 

Peter J. Shand, Rector of Trinity Church, Columbia. 

James Stoney, Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Yorkville. 

P. F. Stevens, Rector of Trinity Church, Black Oak. 

Paul Trapier, Profet-sor in the Diocesan Seminary at Camden. 

Richard S. Trapier, Rector of St. John's Church, John's Island. 

Albert R. Walker, Rector of the Church of the Holy Comforter, Sum- 
ter, and of St. Philip's Church, Bradford Springs. 

C, Bruce Walker, residing in Columbia. 

Edward T. Walker, Rector of St. Helena Church, St. Helena Island, 
and officiating in Edgefield. 

Joseph R. Walker, D. D., Rector pf St. Helena's Church, Beaufort, 
and officiating in St. Matthew's Parish. 

J. V. Welch (Deac'jn), Missionary to Negroes in Claremont Parish. 

Arthur Wigfall, Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Uraham- 
ville. 

Robert Wilson (Deacon). 

Also, 

Richard Johnson, of the Diocese of Georgia. 



CLERGT CANONICALLY CONNECTED WITH THE DIOCBSB. 



Bishop 



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Priests ......... 68 

Deacons ......... 4 

Total 73 



LIST OF THE CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE OF GEORGIA. 
The Right Rev. Stephen Elliott, D. D., Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia, ftnd 

Rector of Christ Church, Savannah. 
The Rev. Theodore B. Bartow, Chaplain in the United States Navy. 
Samuel Benedict, Rector of James' Church, Marietta. 
Edmund P. Brown, Rector of Christ Church, St. Simon's, and St 

David's Church, Glynn. P. 0. Mount Pleasant. 
George U. Clark. 



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I.I.ST OF TlIK CI.KUGV. 4 



Tlie Rev. William 11. Clarke, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Augusta. 

Charles II. Coloy, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, SavaniKili. 
(ieorgo W. Easter. 

John D. Easter, Missionary to Sparta, Greensboro' and Madi.-Mi. 
John yielding, residing in South Carcdiua. 
Andrew F. Freemau. 
W. T. Fitch. 

J. Harden George, Missionary at Cutbbcrt. 
Charles A. Grant, Missionary in Northwestern Georgia. 
William II. llarison, Hector of the Church of the Atonement, Augu> 'a . 
AVilliam N. Hawks, Rector of Trinity Church, Columbus. 
William T. Helms. 

M. H. Henderson, D. D., Rector of Emmanuel Church, Athens. 
Telfair Hodgson. 

John J. Hunt, residing in Marietta. 
Richard Johnson, residing in South Carolina. 
Samson D. Laney (Deacon), residing in Columbu?. 
George Macauley, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Albany. 
Cameron F. McRae, Picctor of St; John's Church, Savannali. 
John Xeely, residing in Augusta. 
Samuel J. Pinkerton, residing in Augusta. 
John T. Pryse, Principal of Montpelicr Female Institute. 
H. Kollock Rees, Rector of Christ Church, Macon. 
T. Jefferson Stalcj', Marshallville. 
Francis R. Starr, Rector Zion Church, Talbotton. 
Charles W. Thomas, Rector of St. George's Church, Griffin. 
William C. Williams, Missionary to the Colored People on tlie Ogee- 
chee River. P. 0. Clarksville. 

iMCUGV CAXOXICAfeLV CONNKCTEI) WITH THE DIOCKSE. 

Rishop ......... 1 

Priests ......... 29 

Deacons ......... 2 

Total ........ :;2 



LIST OF THE CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE OF ALABAMA. 

The Right Rev. Richard Hooker Wilmcr, D. D., Mobile. 
The Rev. A. G-. Bakewell, New Orleans. 

" J. M. Banister, Church of the Nativity, Iluntsvillc. 

T. J. Beard, St. James' Church, Eufaula. 

AYilliam Binet. 

11. A. Cobbs, Rector of Church Home School, Mobile. 

R. II. Cobbs, St. Paul's, Greensboro'. 

William D. Christian (Deacon). 

Thomas A. Cook, Talladega. 

George F. Cushman, D. D., Exeter, New Hampshire. 

F. W. Damus, Mobile. 



50 JOURNAL OF THE GENERAL COrXCII-. 

"ihe llcv. John Y. Gholson, St. MichacFs Cnureli. Fauns'lo.'.e. 
J. B. Gray, Trappe, Maryland. 
F. R. Ilanson, St. Andrew's, Macon. 
James S. Jarratt, Missionary, Green vill-j. 
F. B. Lee, St. Paul's, Carlowvillc. 
Edward MacClure, Greensboro'. 
J. A. Massey, D. D., Trinity Church, Mohilc. 
A. Menceos, St. John's in the Prairies, Greensboro'. 
John M. Mitchell, St. John's, Montgnmcry. 
A. D. McCoy, Kew Orleans. 
R. D. Nevins, Missionary, Mobile. 

J. J. Nicholson, San Antonio, Texas. • 

■\V. J. Perdue, St. Mary's Church, Camden. 
William M. Pettis (Deacon), officiating at Tallas.-eo. 
S. F. Philips. 

Henry N. Pierce, D. D., St. John's Church. Mobls. 
J. B. Eamsdell. 

J. M. Robertson, St. John's, IluntsvP.le. 
11. Sansom, D. D. 
J. A. Shepherd, Texas. 
S. U. Smith, St. Mark's, Fork, Eutaw. 
J. F. Smith, St. Paul's, Lowndesboro'. 
J. B. T. Smith, Florence. 

W. A. Stickney, Missionary, Faunsdule P. ('. 
J. ir. Ticknor, St. Paul's, Sclma. 
J. C. Waddill, St. Peter's, Benton. Total. :;G. 

X. B. — ''Letters Dismissory'' have been issued to the llcv. Messrs. A. G_ 
Bakcwcll, William Binet, G. F. Cushman, D. D., A. D. McCoy, J. J. Nicholson, 
and J. A. Shepherd; but, inasmuch as no notice has been received of the ac- 
ceptances of said "Letters" by the Ecclesiastical Authorities, their names are 
still recorded as belonging to the Diocese of Alabama. y 



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